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09.28.15 Good morning. It’s Monday September 28, 2015, and this is your first early morning briefing. Tonight’s Premieres:
Africa Channel: Expresso at 9a, Emerging at 7:30p, Diaries at 8p
Comedy: The Daily Show With Trevor Noah at 11p
PBS: I’ll Have What Phil’s Having at 10p
Travel: Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern at 9p, Booze Traveler at 10p Tonight’s Finales:
ABC Family: Chasing Life at 9p
Noah pressure: Tonight’s late night launch of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah in the host seat will be simulcast across Comedy Central’s Viacom cousins, including MTV, BET, CMT, TV Land, Nick at Nite and VH1, among others. First guest is Kevin Hart.
It appears Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow may not be most sincerely dead. Despite the popular character’s shocking death at the end season five, actor Kit Harington was spied on the HBO drama’s Belfast set in costume. Harington also was recently quoted as saying, “Let’s just say that Game of Thrones will remain a part of my life for a while.”
ABC News was quick to apologize on Friday after it came to light that a videotaped deposition taken during O.J. Simpson’s civil suit, which the net promoted as “exclusive,” had in fact already aired on NBC. “Partying like it’s 1999! Check out #Dateline logo from first time we aired the tapes! #retro,” tweeted NBC. “We learned this morning portions did air 15 years ago,” said ABC News. “We apologize for the mistake.”
The 2016 KTLA Rose Parade broadcast will be the last for Bob Eubanks (The Newlywed Game) and Stephanie Edwards (Everyday), after runs of 38 and 35 years, respectively. “We believe the timing is right,” said Edwards. “It’s always good to leave before you’re asked to do so.” SoCal’s KTLA has been broadcasting the parade since 1948.
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PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT
Jason Bateman will star in, direct and executive produce new drama series Ozark for MRC and Aggregate. The project was created by Bill Dubuque (The Judge).
Endemol Shine Studios landed a script commitment from Fox for Miami-set drama 305, written by Sascha Penn (Survivor’s Remorse). Rapper Pitbull is exec producing.
Thirst, a movie highlighting the global water crisis, is in development at HBO. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck will exec produce with director Elliott Lester, Josh Weinstock, Jennifer Todd and Drew Vinton.
FX make-up artist Glenn Hetrick (Hunger Games) has launched Alchemy Studios, a fully-integrated destination for FX make-up and 3D conceptual design. Alchemy will seek international co-production projects for television.
Fox bought a comedy pilot from Adam Pally (Clone Wolf Productions) and Paul Lieberstein (The Office), under Clone Wolf’s deal with ABC Studios, which will produce.
TNT gave a pilot order to Robbers, from Sony Pictures Television, Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly’s Timberman/Beverly and Michael Dinner. Tim McGraw, at one point attached to star, is out of the picture.
Top 10 Weekend Domestic Box Office Estimates: September 25-27, 2015
Hotel Transylvania (Sony) $47.5 million, opening weekend
The Intern (Warner Bros.) $18.2 million, opening weekend
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (20th Century Fox) $14.0 million, cume revenue $51.7 million
Everest (Universal) $13.1 million, cume revenue $23.1 million
Black Mass (Warner Bros.) $$11.5 million, cume revenue $42.6 million
The Visit (Universal) $6.8 million, cume revenue $52.3 million
The Perfect Guy (Screen Gems) $4.8 million, cume revenue $48.8 million
War Room (TriStar) $4.3 million, cume revenue $60 million
The Green Inferno (High Top Releasing) $3.5 million, opening weekend
Sicario (Lionsgate)) $$1.8 million, cume revenue $2.4 million
Source: Rentrak Corporation
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No one can say The Africa Channel doesn’t have a sense of humor. The net launched daily morning show, Expresso, today – the same day South African native Trevor Noah takes his Daily Show seat – and TAC has a little fun with a Daily Show spoof. Original is here.
Up’s acquisition of all seven seasons of Gilmore Girls means lots of Lorelai. An all-day marathon of the family drama starring Lauren Graham launches Sunday, October 4 at 10a; starting the next night, the series begins back-to-back airings Monday-Friday. #GilMOREGirls will, of course, be supported by an extensive social media campaign.
getTV is expanding its “Saturday Showdown” weekend block of western series with the additions of The Tall Man, Whispering Smith and Laredo starting at noon on Saturday, October 3.
Season three of Bounce TV comedy Family Time launches Tuesday, October 6, at 10p. Among the guest stars this season are Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child), rappers Salt n’ Pepa and comedian/actor Rodney Perry.
The season two premiere of Showtime’s The Affair is available now across multiple platforms ahead of its linear premiere Sunday, October 4 at 10p, including a TV-14-rated version on YouTube and SHO.com.
ABC renewed summer series Mistresses for season four. Jennifer Esposito, who signed a one-year deal last year, will not be returning.
Food for thought regarding the ad blocking debate: “Consumers are getting used to choosing when they want to watch ads and when they do not,” says BTIG managing director and media analyst Richard Greenfield in a blog post. “They can engage with ads in their scroll on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram if they want, with advertisers only paying when the consumer is interested.TV needs to adapt to the new realities of consumer expectations and the alternatives presented to brands. Forcing ads on consumers is a losing strategy.
Tim Matheson (Animal House) and Camila Banus (Days of Our Lives) landed roles in FX drama pilot Snowfall, set in 1980s LA.
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Amazon Prime grabbed exclusive subscription streaming rights to USA’s Mr. Robot. The entire first season of the hacker drama will be available to Amazon Prime members in the U.S., Austria, Germany, Japan and the UK starting in the spring.
Fusion is now available on Sling TV. “Fusion is taking another critical step towards reaching our digitally-native audience in all the places they are consuming content,” said CEO Isaac Lee of the launch. The millennial net is part of the World News Extra add-on pack.
International distributor Portfolio Entertainment announced season five of You Gotta Eat Here! is currently available for international sale, along with You Gotta Eat Here! “Best-Of” Compilation episodes.
Just in time for Mipcom, Splash Entertainment secured exclusive distribution rights to the Kazakhstan-based Frame One Animation film Tellur Aliens.The animated action/adventure family film is set in “a beautiful and mysterious Universe with unseen worlds and inhabitants.”
NBCUniversal’s preschool TV network, Sprout, has acquired the rights for both the new CGI series and 3D feature of Studio 100 Media brand Maya the Bee. Series about a young bee who leaves her hive will premiere on Sprout Saturday, September 26 at 9a. Movie debuts on the 26th at 5p and 9p.
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Big winners in Live+3 for last Monday: the season two premiere of Fox’s Gotham rose 57% among A18-49 to reach 2.5, and Minority Report had a 56% boost to 1.7. NBC newbie Blindspot grew 43% to hit a 5.5 rating. In viewers, CBS had the largest Live+3 lift, adding over 3 million to average 14.37 million for 27% boost.
ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live beat CBS’s Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday night in the A18-49 demo, and came within spitting distance of NBC’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Fueled by Shondaland’s TGIT lineup as lead-in and Shonda Rhimes as guest, Kimmel scored .9/5, versus .7/5 for a football-delayed Colbert. Fallon delivered a 1.0/5.
CBS daytimer The Talk ended the 2014-2015 season with an average 1.0/6 among W25-54, versus .9/6 for ABC’s The View. In the W18-49 demo, the shows were tied with .7/5.
Univision Comm. cable net Galavision boasts it was the number one cable net in primetime for Hispanic viewers A18-49 from June-August. “Since our redesign of Galavision’s programming over the last year, the Network has really hit its stride as the family network for Hispanic America – our viewership this summer was up 30% among Hispanic Adults in primetime,” said Alberto Ciurana, president of programming and content for Univsion.
Thursday A18-49 Analysis: CBS won the most A18-49 viewers Tuesday with 5.9/20, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. CBS topped 8p with 5.3/19 for NFL’s Washington at NY Giants, followed by 2.8/10 for the season premiere of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy. Football continued its offensive at 9p with 6.5/, versus 3.3/10 for ABC’s Scandal. CBS’s game scored 6.1/21 10p; ABC stayed in second with 2.6/9 for How to Get Away With Murder.
A18-49:CBS 5.9/20, ABC 2.9/10, NBC 1.7/6, UNI .8/3, FOX .7/2, TELE .7/2, CW .3/1, ION .2/1
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: September 24, 2015 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
CBS Thursday Night NFL Kick-off 4.9/9, Thursday Night Football 10.5/18
Heroes Reborn 3.8/6, Player 3.1/6
Grey’s Anatomy 6.5/11, Scandal 7.1/12, How to Get Away With Murder 5.8/11
Antes Muerta Lichita 1.2/2, Imperdonable 1.4/2, Yo No Creo en Hombers 1.3/2
Law & Order .6/1, Law & Order .7/1, Law & Order .5/1
Avenida Brasil .9/2, Bajo el Mismo Cielo 1.0/2, Senior de los Cielos 1.2/2
Scream Queens [r] 1.3/2
Flash [r] .7/1, Arrow .5/1 [r]
Martin Markle has been appointed Senior Director, Children’s Content and Zach Feldberg will become Executive in Charge of Production, Digital Originals at CBC.
Sonar Entertainment appointed Thomas Lesinski to serve as interim Chief Executive Officer. Lesinski, a member of Sonar’s board of directors, replaces out-going CEO Gene Stein, who is leaving to pursue other opportunities.
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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – MONDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 2015
ABC: Dancing With the Stars, Castle
CBS: The Big Bang Theory, Life in Pieces, Scorpion, NCIS: Los Angeles
CW: Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Whose Line Is it Anyway?, Significant Mother
FOX: Gotham, Minority Report
NBC: The Voice, Blindspot
PBS: Antiques Roadshow [r], Antiques Roadshow, I’ll Have What Phil’s Having [p]
Telemundo:Avenida Brasil, Bajo el Mismo Cielo, Senora Acero
Univision: Antes Muerta que Lichita, Lo Imperdobable, Yo No Creo en los Hombres To subscribe to any Cynopsis edition(s) click here.
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